Expert Update: In Their Own Words

As the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD) gets ready to advocate at the 2024 Legislative Session, we wanted to share the expertise of the people with developmental disabilities across Georgia on what they have and what they need to live independent lives. As we work to advocate for Medicaid waivers, higher wages for Direct Support Professionals, employment, and more inclusive education opportunities, it’s important to learn how access to these resources has supported and will support more people with developmental disabilities across Georgia.

Hear from them, in their own words.


Susan Berch

Billy Cannon

Jason Cook

Thomas Fewell

Rodney Dispaine

Rebecca Fearnow

Whitney Granville

Nandi Isaac

John McCarty

Tamika Woods